Woodland Hills personal injury trial lawyer Barry P. Goldberg has been filing more and more complaints on cases that previously were settled without trial. Because Mr. Goldberg has been refusing to accept “short money” on otherwise solid cases, making the small and moderate size case economical are absolutely essential. One of the tools trial lawyers…Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is an expert on all things “Uninsured” and “Underinsured”, including arbitrations. It is a simple enough idea that UM/UIM cases are determined by binding arbitration if the claim cannot be settled. However, the devil is in the details and choosing a fair arbitrator is both difficult and…Details
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is considered the “go to” resource for all things “Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist.” In fact, Mr. Goldberg receives regular calls from lawyers throughout California regarding tricky and nuanced issues involving Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist claims. The reason that there is so much confusion is that the applicable…Details
Dog bites are far more common – and dangerous — than you might realize. In fact, each year insurance companies nationwide pay out over $1 billion in claims related to animal bites and one-third of the money paid out through homeowners’ liability claims are related to dog attacks. It may or may not surprise you that California ranks top in the nation in fatal dog attacks and tragically, children are most often the victims of serious dog attacks. Dog bite victims of all ages often suffer a lifetime of painful and life-altering injuries; including deep skin wounds, loss of fingers, infections and scarring.
California is tough on the owners of dangerous dogs. In California, there is no such thing as a “one bite rule” or disputed liability. In other words, a dog owner is “strictly liable” for the injuries caused by their dog and is automatically responsible to pay for your damages. An experienced dog bite lawyer can help you actually recover that money.Details
‘Barking dogs seldom bite’ is not a valid cliché anymore, especially if you live in California,where statistics reflect the high number of dog bite attacks. Each year, about 4.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from dog bites,with California topping the list of states with the highest number of dog bites cases in 2015.This number,…Details
Respondeat Superior: An Employer’s Liability for Torts of Its Employees and “The Required Vehicle Exception.”
Woodland Hills personal injury lawyer Barry P. Goldberg is always looking for alternative sources of recovery, particularly in substantial injury and wrongful death cases. When the applicable bodily injury limits for the at fault driver are insufficient, it is imperative to look whether the driver was somehow in the “course and scope” of his employment. …Details
Should you ever be involved in a personal injury accident, the parties that may be liable aren’t always apparent at first blush. For example, a common issue that presents itself in personal injury cases is an employer’s liability for an accident caused by an employee.
Generally, employers can be found liable for the actions caused by their employees if the employee was acting within the “scope of employment”. The scope of employment is defined by those actions that either have a reasonable relation to the employee’s job performance or are reasonably foreseeable by the employer. Of course, an employer will try to argue that the scope is much narrower than, in reality, it was, in order to avoid being held financially responsible for your injuries. An experienced injury lawyer will know how to handle these types of unfair situations.Details
Woodland Hills personal injury attorney Barry P. Goldberg is regularly questioned about how personal injury attorneys are paid and then challenged to justify, in advance, whether it is a good deal. Over the years Mr. Goldberg has heard just about every analogy and financial analysis that lawyers use to convince an injured client to “sign…Details
Attorney Barry P. Goldberg’s article on the significant changes that came to California courts earlier this summer was featured in Valley Lawyer Magazine. Barry writes that “effective July 1, 2016 mandatory one day jury trials have come to limited jurisdiction courts in California, with few lawyers considering the ramifications and even fewer preparing for the…Details